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Regimental History Regimental and divisional histories including the Great War 1914-1918   279 Books
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The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry: Regimental Standing Orders 1936. 146pp. (& blank interleaves). Plymouth: Underhill. 1936.  #15903
  £10
The Standing Orders of the Northumberland Fusiliers [5th Regiment of Foot]. 1916. [vi]+118pp. (+ blank inteleaves), col. plate of regimental flags. Sheffield: Paswon & Brailsford. 1916.  #55931
[HLMainPic] Customary regimental rules & regulations; this version oruiginally published in 1900 to provide a basis for uniformity of system throughout the regiment, which had recently been increased from two to four regular battalions. Useful detailed index. Orig. blue cloth, somewaht worn, VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
The 23rd London Regiment 1798-1919. Compiled from Contributions by Former Officers of the Regiment. 1st Ed., xvi+188pp., col. frontis., 7 maps. Times Pubg. Co. Ltd. 1936.  #52421
[HLMainPic] Almost entirely (apart from the first short chapter) WW1: 1st Bn. in France inc. Givenchy, Loos, Somme, Ypres, Messines, Bourlon Wood & 1918 battles; 2nd Bn. in Salonika & Palestine then briefly in Flanders in 1918. Roll of Hon. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
The London Scottish Regimental Gazette. Vols. XXv-XXVI, January 1920-December 1921. Two years bound together, iv+164 & iv+172pp., photos. & sketches. RHQ. Contemp.  #55838
[HLMainPic] Customary regimental news, historical notes (WW1 & earlier), obits., extracts from the wartime diary of a PoW, photos. & sketches, &c. Each vol. with index of contents. Orig. gilt dec. blue cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
The 116th Battalion [Canadian Expeditionary Force] in France. By the Adjutant. 1st Ed., 111pp., 49 photos. (inc. portraits of Fallen Officers &c.). Toronto: Hunter-Rose. 1921.  #53700
[HLMainPic] Served in France/Flanders from Feb. 1917 inc. Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele & Cambrai. Roll of Hon. Perkins states "a bare statement of facts & events with little attempt at comment or analysis." He adds that the author was probably E.P.S. Allen, under whose name the work is copywrited. Orig. wheat cloth, gilt to sp. & front + unit patch to front board. VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
Records of the 54th West Norfolk Regiment. 1st Ed., [ii]+87+xxivpp., 2 plates. Roorkee, India: Printed at the Thomason Civil Engineering College Press. 1881.  #48433
[HLMainPic] Later 2nd Dorset Regt. Includes service in North America, Low Countries, Egypt 1800, West Indies, Waterloo 1815, Burma 1825, Indian Mutiny, &c. Several rolls of officers at different dates. Orig. green pebble cloth, gilt to front, VG with decorative ownership/presentation inscrip. to ffep. See illustration on our website.   £95
History of the Corps of Royal Engineers. Vol. VII: Campaigns in Mesopotamia & East Africa, & the Inter-War Period, 1919-38. 1st Ed., xv+351pp., 9 portraits, 3 fldg. maps in end-pocket, 3 in text. VG in dw. Chatham: Inst. of REs. 1952.  #54815
[HLMainPic] Detailed history of all aspects of Sapper operations in Mespot., East Africa & inter-war disturbances in Shanghai & Abyssinia, as well as technical developments. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £30
The 7th Field Artillery Brigade Yandoo. Containing publications of the organ of the 7th Field Artillery Brigade, Australian Imperial Forces... Reprint in volume form of the unit's magazine originally published 1915-1919, approx. 300pp. in all with num. photos. inc portraits of approx. 150 casualties (KiA or DoW in France & Belgium 1916-18). [Swanbourne: Burridge. nd (c.1980s)].  #55758
[HLMainPic] Various matter inc. nominal rolls, casualty lists, photos. of battery positions, records of activities, humorous ocntributions, &c. Green cloth, gilt to front 7 spine, VG. See illustration on our website.   £75
KRRC Chronicle 1917. 1st Ed., xii+327pp., 7 illus., 7 fldg. maps. Murray, For the Regt. 1920.  #53935
[HLMainPic] Detailed war records of all bns. on service, excellent maps inc. Arras, 3rd Ypres, Cambrai &c. Rolls of officers killed & wounded, obituaries, roll of awards. Publication of this edition was delayed until after the armistice to avoid constraints of censorship & presents as comprehensive, accurate record as possible. Orig. green cloth, blocked red & silver, sl. marking to cloth o/w VG with ink ownership inscrip. "Walter C. Barrow. Lieut. (60th) King's Royal Rifles." See illustration on our website.   £45
War Diary of the 1st Life Guards. First Year, 1914-1915. 1st Ed., 80pp., 4to, frontis. (with 5 oval portraits of COs). No imprint, The Regt. nd (c.1915).  #49051
[HLMainPic] Based on the diaries of Lt.-Col. E.B. Cook, Surgeon-Major Cowie & the official regimental War Diary. Rolls of officers, Rolls of Honour &c. Fine copy of superior quarto edition, orig. deluxe three-qtr. morocco, gilt, dec. faux silk endpapers. See illustration on our website.   £90

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